Hexagon Metrology Rebrands

Hexagon Metrology Rebrands

Hexagon Metrology, a provider of 3D scanning and measurement technology, has rebranded itself as Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence. This change aligns the business more closely with Hexagon’s overall strategy to offer software-centric measurement technology, the company states.

“The approach of our business is to listen to customers and evolve to meet their needs, and our rebrand is the next stage of this evolution,” says Norbert Hanke, president and CEO, Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence. “Manufacturers need to work with speed and confidence, which is why they prefer integrated systems and single-supplier solutions that give them the process efficiency they need to compete and lead their industries.

“As Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, we are ideally positioned to support these aspirations. We have moved beyond the isolated data capture of traditional metrology, enabling customers to analyze and leverage data for more informed decision making – sensing, thinking and acting, as we call it. We intend to focus our research on connecting these capabilities to offer customers a closed-loop manufacturing approach where quality drives productivity, as well as continuing to develop our core competencies in dimensional metrology.”

For more information, visit Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

NUMECA Offers CFD as a Service

NUMECA Offers CFD as a Service

NUMECA has released its complete suite of CFD (computational fluid dynamics software) on UberCloud application software containers. This makes the technology available on the cloud.

Within the container is NUMECA’s Flow Integrated Environment FINE, which services applications such as marine, turbomachinery, acoustics, 3D design and automeshing. Being able to access the FINE suite through a container can drastically cut down on loading and access time, the company states.

“Until recently it was my firm belief that cloud computing for engineering applications is one of the next big challenges we have to solve,” said Professor Charles Hirsch, President and founder of NUMECA International. “But when we came across UberCloud’s new application container technology and containerized all our CFD software packages we were surprised about the ease of use and access to any computing system on demand.”

For more information, visit UberCloud and NUMECA.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

MagNet for SOLIDWORKS Updated

MagNet for SOLIDWORKS Updated

Infolytica Corporation has released a new version of MagNet for SOLIDWORKS, the company’s electrical field simulation add-in for the CAD software. This update, according to the company, includes a brand new circuit editor, updated libraries of steel and magnetic materials as well as support for SOLIDWORKS 2016.

This release, the company states, lets users add components and wire them together as desired to construct the circuit to drive their electromagnetic device. Voltage and current sources can be used to provide energy; probes can be used to review the response of the circuit.

The material library now includes:

  • Vacoflux 17 and Vacoflux 17 0.35
  • Ferrite, NdFeB and SmCo materials
  • Non-oriented steel materials

The mesh controls, material assignment and field visualizations have also been improved.

The company will also be offering special pricing at SOLIDWORKS WORLD 2016. “We welcome all attendees to visit our booth in Dallas, Texas.” said Chad Ghalamzan, Marketing Manager. “However anyone who wants to see firsthand before next year what our software can do, we’re happy to schedule a private web demonstration or provide a no-charge evaluation license.”

For more information, visit Infolytica.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

Thinkbox Opens Beta for Deadline 8

Thinkbox Opens Beta for Deadline 8

Thinkbox Software has opened its beta trial for Deadline 8. This version of high-volume data management solution is introducing on-demand metered licensing on both local and cloud-based farms. It will work with existing permanent and temporary licenses. Usage will be traced per minute and can be extended at any time.

Deadline 8, according to the company, also adds a Proxy Server application that lets users connect to and interact with remote office and cloud-based render farms over public Internet.

Deadline is currently in release 7.2.0.18, which adds Quick Draft options for file conversions, integration with NIM pipeline management and enhanced support for SideFX Houdini.

Additionally, version 7.2 has GPU (graphics processing unit) affinity setting for Slaves via application plugins, automated task error handling and Draft 1.4.

Interested persons can contact beta@thinkboxsoftware.com for the Deadline 8 trial.

For more information, visit Thinkbox.

Kontron Expands Offerings

Kontron Expands Offerings

Kontron, a provider of embedded computer technology, has expanded its portfolio to include servers and modules with the Intel Processor D-1500 product family. The company has also entered a value-added reseller agreement with Rauch Netzwertechnik.

The first set of products with the D-1500 family includes the COM Express COMe-bBD6, the Kontron VPX server blade VX3058 and SYMKLOUD. The Xeon-based processors, according to the company, provide enhancements in form factor, versatility, high availability and robustness. Kontron will offer its new products with 2 to 8 cores, support for Windows and Linux, and two ports of 10GbE Intel Ethernet options.

For the company’s SYMKLOUD technology, the addition of the D-1500 processor family enables it to support up to nine modular servers. Kontron is releasing a 16 core count version of SYMKLOUD early next year. This version will be VMWare certified and have System-on-Chip (SoC) technology. It will have support for error-correcting code memory, Intel Virtualization Technology and Intel Advanced Encryption Standard.

To increase distribution of its SYMKLOUD, Kontron has entered a reseller agreement. Rausch Netzwerktechnik will start offering the 10GbE SYMKLOUD converged modular servers and a full suite of integration services.

“Aligning with Rausch Netzwerktechnik as a strategic Channel partner is pivotal to the Kontron growth strategy in the hosting and cloud provider markets,” said Thomas Feil, vice president of Channel Sales, Kontron. “The SYMKLOUD product line delivers the best price-performance ratio for data centers and, in turn, enables them to pass on any savings to their end customers so they can be more successful online.”

For more information, visit Kontron.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

SmartFlow Debuts Compliance Solution

SmartFlow Debuts Compliance Solution

SmartFlow Compliance Solutions has debuted its tool to help companies combat intellectual property (IP) theft and establish in-house compliance program. Once implemented, SmartFlow’s software can detect, identify and analyze data to provide insight on how non-compliance and piracy is affecting business.

The product suite includes the SmartFlow Software Development Kit, which monitors applications for compliance and licensing terms.

“Software piracy is becoming a rampant global epidemic with significant impacts on businesses and the economy,” said Ted Miracco, CEO of SmartFlow. “We’ve developed a turnkey solution that allows businesses to start seeing ROI immediately. Armed with SmartFlow, our clients proactively take charge of the situation by tracking down pirated versions of their software and compiling the data to take necessary action against IP theft. We streamline the compliance enforcement process, so it’s simple and effective for companies to recover this valuable source of revenue, while protecting their paying customers from unfair competition.”

For more information, visit SmartFlow.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

NVIDIA Announces Complete Hyperscale Data Center Platform

NVIDIA Announces Complete Hyperscale Data Center Platform

NVIDIA has introduced an end-to-end hyperscale data center platform that lets companies accelerate machine learning workloads. It is comprised of two accelerators. One allows researchers design new neural networks and increase the number of applications powered with artificial intelligence. The second is a low-power accelerator designed to deploy networks across the data center.

This new offering uses the Tesla Accelerated Computing platform and includes a suite of libraries that are GPU (graphics processing unit) accelerated. New additions to the platform are:

  • NVIDIA Tesla M40 GPU: An accelerator designed for training deep neural networks.
  • NVIDIA Tesla M4 GPU: A low-power accelerator for machine learning interference.
  • NVIDIA Hyperscale Suite: Software optimized for machine learning and video processing.

The M40 GPU, according to the company, allows data scientists to save days or weeks of time training neural networks. It is optimized for machine learning, built for 24/7 reliability and scale out performance.

The NVIDIA Tesla M40 GPU provides scalability. Image courtesy of NVIDIA.

For lower-power applications, the M4 GPU offers a smaller form factor, higher throughput and a user-selectable power profile to consume 50-75 watts.

The NVIDIA Tesla M4 GPU offers low-power usage for neural network applications. Image courtesy of NVIDIA.

The Hyperscale Suite has tools for developers and data center managers, and has cuDNN, FFmpeg multimedia software, Image Compute Engine and a GPU REST Engine.

“The artificial intelligence race is on,” said Jen-Hsun Huang, co-founder and CEO of NVIDIA. “Machine learning is unquestionably one of the most important developments in computing today, on the scale of the PC, the internet and cloud computing. Industries ranging from consumer cloud services, automotive and health care are being revolutionized as we speak. “Machine learning is the grand computational challenge of our generation. We created the Tesla Hyperscale Accelerator line to give machine learning a 10X boost. The time and cost savings to data centers will be significant.”

For more information, visit NVIDIA.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.